Zonal tax would create jobs: PUP
THE REINTRODUCTION of zonal taxation will help stimulate economic growth in regional Queensland.
That was the claim of Palmer United Party leader and candidate for Callide John Bjelke-Peterson in unveiling two policies ahead of the election.
Mr Bjelke-Peterson said zonal taxation would provide an incentive to regional industries, as well as “attract high-quality doctors and teachers” to regional areas.
“By providing tax breaks in areas that are disadvantaged or hurting, zonal taxation will stimulate population and economic growth in zonal areas, allowing these regions to decentralise and properly develop,” Mr Bjelke-Peterson said.
PUP candidate for Burnett Richard Love said the reintroduction of zonal taxation would help slash unemployment in the region.
“Thanks to the LNP and ALP the area has high unemployment and we need to encourage people to find jobs,” Mr Love said.
“For me it is about making jobs, and we are committed to building this place back up.”
Mr Bjelke-Petersen said PUP’s commitment to regional Queensland was evident in the party’s introduction of an Australia Fund in federal parliament.
EMPLOYMENT PLAN: Palmer United Party candidate for Burnett Richard Love.